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Taken as a whole or viewed individually, Holland’s work creates a dense tapestry of cultural associations that reveal a deep interest in commercial art of both the past and present.

About Me

Despite an aversion to cold, Bryan Holland resides year round in Minnesota, where he creates layered oil paintings that are often a mix of collage and other experimentation. His work incorporates realistic painting techniques fused with design elements such as text, patterns, and decorative motifs, which serve to create tension both visually and thematically.

 Holland holds a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of South Dakota, and Bachelor of Arts in art from USF/Augustana College, as well as a degree in graphic design from Alexandria Technical and Community College. His varied experience has helped shape his unique aesthetic.

 In addition to being an artist, Bryan has also worked as a graphic artist, a college professor, and gallery owner. Most recently, Bryan founded and organized an annual studio crawl event in his home town, and is on the board of a local artist alliance. His paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions, including solo shows and national juried presentations. Publications include Spectrum Fantastic Art, Hi-Fructose (online), Juxtapoz (online), and New American Paintings.

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

I'm fascinated with dinosaurs.
In grade school, and friend and I created and illustrated our own comic book series and exchanged them between ourselves.
As a kid, I loved going out looking for frogs, toads, snakes, turtles, salamanders, skinks, etc.

More About Me

What do you wish you could tell your younger artist self?

Take more risks.

What inspires you?

Animals, contemporary art/artists, graphic design, mythology/stories/fables.

What is your biggest fear?

Not having enough time.